We found 8 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Fullerton, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3010 W Orange Avenue; #409
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Kim is a specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is a graduate of Chung-Ang University College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes.

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Dr. Saleem A Waraich, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1275 N Rose Drive; 110
Placentia, CA
 

Dr. Saleem Waraich specializes in adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Waraich performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Sports Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 35000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Concoff works as an adult rheumatologist and sports medicine specialist in Fullerton, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Concoff average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Jay Kim is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Kim takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Korea University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Shirley Pang is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Fullerton, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pang accepts.

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Dr. Michael S Fabricant, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Fabricant's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fabricant is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Sanjay Chabra's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2141 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 25000
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sugarman is a Fullerton, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Sugarman graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.
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